It’s been about 3.5 years since I started this crazy project, and we’ve celebrated maybe a dozen family birthdays since then. So, I don’t know why it has taken me so long to make this birthday cake from Family Style. For a cake from scratch, it was surprisingly easy, and really yummy. The advantage of the sheet pan is that there’s not the unfortunate sinking that can happen in a 9×13 or round pan. The vanilla flavor was perfect, and the texture was just everything that a cake should be – moist and crumbly, not too dense and not too fluffy. The frosting was a little too rich for a kids’ birthday cake – it could have used a lighter, fluffier buttercream.
We marked with a B for baby Ben, who celebrated his second birthday last week. Lucky boy!